Portal:Current events/January 2019

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January 2019 was the first month of the current common year. The month, which began on a Tuesday, ended on a Thursday after 31 days.

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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from January 2019.

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  • China–United States trade war (2018–present)
    • American electronics maker Apple warns that iPhone sales are slowing significantly and the product is in weak demand, blaming trade tensions with China. The company says that it has lowered its expected fiscal earnings for the first quarter as a result, citing disappointing holiday sales figures, and that it could lose $9 billion due to the decline. (The Verge)
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  • At least 30 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in north-eastern Afghanistan. (BBC)
  • The death toll from a storm that devastated the Philippines shortly after Christmas rises to 126. (News24)

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  • A Polish woman, Elżbieta Piotrowska, is attacked with an axe and dies from her injuries in Ardee, County Louth, Ireland. A man known to her was later arrested.(RTÉ)
  • An attack on a primary school in Beijing leaves 20 children injured, with three children receiving serious but non-life-threatening injuries. All injured children are receiving hospital treatment. The suspect was apprehended at the scene and an investigation has been launched. (AP News)
  • German politician Frank Magnitz, a member of the AfD party, was beaten unconscious by three masked assailants in the city of Bremen on Monday. AfD party leader Alice Weidel calls the attack an "assassination attempt" and politicians from other German parties condemn the attack. (BBC)
  • Aftermath of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash
    • Jaskirat Sidhu, the driver involved in a fatal crash involving the Humboldt Broncos, pleads guilty to 29 charges against him, including 16 counts of dangerous operation of motorized vehicle causing death and 13 counts of dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily injury. (Sporting News) (CBC)
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  • German prosecutors say, based on CCTV images, that most of AfD politician Frank Magnitz's injuries yesterday may have been sustained as he hit the ground after having been elbowed once by three people and falling over. Magnitz says the attack may have been an attempted robbery. (Deutsche Welle)

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  • Two Iraqis were killed and 25 others were injured in a car bomb blast outside a public market in the town of Al-Qaim. The Islamic State is presumed to be behind the attack. (TheDailyStar)
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  • Syrian Civil War
    • The Syrian government and pro-government militants fire artillery into villages inside the Idlib de-escalation zone, killing one civilian and leaving two civilians injured. (AA)

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  • Over 31,000 teachers, nurses, counselors and librarians in Los Angeles, who have been without a contract for more than a year, go on a strike to demand higher pay after negotiations for improved compensation and work conditions failed. (CBS News) (Al Jazeera)
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  • In France, a fire at the University Lyon 1 injures three people. Investigators say that it is a result of an accidental gas bottle explosion. (Euronews)

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  • LGBT rights in Egypt
    • Egyptian TV presenter Mohamed al-Ghiety is sentenced to one year of hard labor and fined 3,000 Egyptian pounds ($167; £130) for "promoting homosexuality" by interviewing a gay man on the privately-owned LTC Egypt TV channel last year. (BBC)

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  • The city of Adelaide, South Australia, reaches its highest maximum temperature since 1939, reaching 46.6 °C (115.9 °F) at around 3:36pm local time. This is the highest recorded temperature in any Australian state capital. The high temperatures have proven fatal for significant numbers of local animals. (BBC)
  • Three people die due to the severe storms in the Spanish region of Asturias. (El País)
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  • Foxconn's Wisconsin plant
    • Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn announces that the company is reconsidering their plan to manufacture LCD panels in a promised Wisconsin plant because of a changed global marketplace, and the high cost of United States labor. Foxconn said, earlier in January, that it still planned to create 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin. The State of Wisconsin pledged subsidies worth more than $3bn. (BBC) (Reuters)

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  • Suspicious items, later discovered to be incendiary devices, are found near a police station in Eugene, Oregon. An investigation is ongoing. (KVAL), (KEZI)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Bergin (23 January 2019). "Blue Origin conducts New Shepard's 10th test flight". NASASpaceFlight.com. NASA. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  2. ^ Eric Berger (23 January 2019). "New Shepard makes 10th launch as Blue Origin aims to fly humans late in 2019". Ars Technica. Retrieved 1 February 2019.